Category Archives: Announcements

Announcement Annotags: A Concept for a Decentralized Literary Annotation Protocol

By the Editors | December 4, 2014

From the announcement: Have you ever wanted to livetweet a book? I often want to. Yet there doesn’t seem to be a standard way of doing that. You could tweet, for instance, “Oh Captain Wentworth! When will you propose? #JaneAustenPersuasion” but the hashtag isn’t standardized, so some people might be tweeting under #Persuasion and others […]

Announcement: MITH is Now Accepting Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues Speaker Nominations!

By the Editors | December 2, 2014

From the announcement: MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Spring 2015 semester.  Digital Dialogues is MITH’s signature events program, held almost every week while the academic semester is in session. Digital Dialogues is an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange that you can build into your weekly […]

Announcement: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy

By the Editors | December 2, 2014

From the announcement: As of January 1, 2015 our Open Access policy will be effective for all new agreements. During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be […]

Announcement: Cultural Analytics — Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture

By the Editors | November 18, 2014

From the posting: On May 22-23, 2015, the Global Literary Networks group will host a major conference at the University of Chicago called “Cultural Analytics: Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture.” The event will bring together faculty and graduate students working at the intersection of literary history and applied computational analysis. This field has […]

Announcement: New Journal & Call for Editors: Digital Literary Studies

By the Editors | November 18, 2014

From the announcement: The Pennsylvania State University has established a new international peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication with a focus on those aspects of Digital Humanities primarily concerned with literary studies. The journal will be a digital open access publication, and is called *Digital Literary Studies*. See for more (site currently under development). *Digital Literary Studies *will look to publish scholarly […]

Announcement: Data powers advocacy — Please log onto Digital Inclusion Survey today!

By the Editors | November 4, 2014

From the post: The Digital Inclusion Survey is open until November 22. I can attest to the power of library data like that provided by thousands of libraries through the Digital Inclusion Survey throughout my career. From reporters calling the Public Information Office to other researchers and library students while in the Office for Research […]

Announcement: 100 Leaders Opens for Voting!

By the Editors | November 4, 2014

From the announcement: National History Day (NHD) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) announce the launch of the voting platform for 100 Leaders in World History (, a project sponsored by Kenneth E. Behring. The site includes profiles of 100 leaders in world history selected by a panel of historians, […]

Announcement: OCLC Dev Network: — Learn More About Software Development Practices at November Webinars

By the Editors | November 4, 2014

From the announcement: We’re excited to announce two new webinars based on our recent popular blog series covering some of our favorite software development practices. Join Karen Coombs as she walks you through a collection of tools designed to close communication gaps throughout the development process. Registration for both 1-hour webinars is free and now […]

Announcement: CNI Registration closes FRIDAY

By the Editors | November 4, 2014

From the reminder: The registration deadline for the Fall 2014 CNI member meeting is this FRIDAY, November 7. If you have not registered for the meeting or made hotel accommodations, please do so by Friday. Information about registration & accommodations is available online: If you have questions about meeting registration, please contact Jackie Eudell […]

Announcement: Digital Lecture Series on the Impact of Feminist Activisms in the 21st Century

By The Editors | November 4, 2014

Feminisms in the Digital Age: Transnational Activism in Germany and Beyond is a digital lecture series that explores the political impact of feminist activisms in the 21st century. In five lectures and a concluding roundtable, we interrogate the digital interface of transnational protest movements and local activism in feminist politics. The lectures take contemporary German […]